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Littlles

CHICORY COFFEE

I never liked coffee very much. But I was converted Little’s by Little’s. This is the age of question-askers. Markets are full of independent producers

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ENGLISH WINE WEEK 22

There are now over 800 commercial vineyards in the UK. Over a quarter are open to the public. But they are not all in the

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Cognac

COGNAC TO DANCE TO

Cognac is shedding its old fogey image.  Rémy Martin has created a limited edition bottle that celebrates its VSOP with a mixtape music culture of

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Tarquins-Pink-Gin

TONIC BOOM

On World Gin Day (June 11) or any other day of the year, if asked to draw up a list of the world’s great humanitarians

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Wyfold

SUPERMARKET WINES

  : https://we.tl/t-wL6nGKfGOA M&S has always been a little highbrow. Especially around its wine section. Tesco’s too can be a little prissy and precious in that

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louis-pommery

A NATIONAL BUNTING SHORTAGE

How about something really naughty to celebrate the eagerly-awaited Platinum Jubilee? Why not treat yourself to some corgi? A sliver , nibble, finger, paw or

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affiche-archange-1830

APERITIVO DAY

It was the first World Aperitivo Day last Thursday.  So what should we be drinking ? A Dirty Martini, Select, Noilly Prat, Dolin Vermouth, Campari,

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Flavourists

OBSERVING NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK

CO2 footprint reducing carbon-calculated breakfasts, puffin-friendly brunches, more taste. less waste lunches, ethically-sound fakeaways and eco-amenable dinners which reduce the risk of heart disease and

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DracSong-of-Jamaica

THE STEM

A very low maintenance, long-legged Australian chesnut is looking for a nice home. An XL native of the Canaries is also seeking an attentive companion

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Geranium-Dilys

NATIONAL GERANIUM DAY

Until recently, the second Tuesday in May meant nothing to Walsall’s Gary Carroll who is one of the country’s foremost hardy geranium growers and specialists.

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bottle-1

BEST TODDY

Want to reduce your energy bills and keep warm and healthy? Then just follow these steps : 1.Make yourself a hot toddy. 2.Or two. Everyone

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nice-PArsons

LATHYRUSOMANIA

I am a lathyrusomaniac. Lathyrusomania is a common minor horticultural disorder affecting a great many gardeners. It can be defined as an excessive love of

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SeaBra3

SEAWEED UNDERWEAR

My wife’s breasts like to do their bit for the world. They are as eco-friendly as she can possibly make them. Sustainability is core for

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RedGum1

AUSSIE WHISKY

Eucalyptus red gum whisky and pine soda anyone? Archie is the Glenmorangie of Down Under. Archie Rose’s Red Gum Smoked Single Malt Whisky claims to

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Bring-Me-Sunshine_21_0723_008

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

My skin prickles. My fingers begin to tingle and twitch. And I can feel the hairs on the back of my favourite soft touch, grain

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PP

NOBLE ISLE

I have been married for thirty years and the saddest sight in the world for me is my wife’s face. There is something heart-breakingly tragic

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Lindleywood_Bus_Bird_Box_27_large

BIJOU BIRDBOXES

Our birdboxes are getting a bit poky. We are having trouble finding tenants. Desirable residences seem to be elsewhere. We are thinking of upgrading.  To

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Shortcross-W

ULSTER WHISKY

Wise man that he was, the writer J.B. Priestley knew that “Man, the creature who knows he must die, who has dreams larger than his

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sweater_kids

 ARAN

Perhaps I stamped when I should have stomped. Perhaps my bodily fluidity could have been better and my feet more obedient. It was more of

Read Article »
Dreame-Bot-Z10-Pro-Living-Room-

PAM

It is very stressful being Woke. You have to watch yourself. There are so many UnPC pitfalls to fall into. You must be wary of

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Twick7

RUGBY BRAWN AND BOOZE

The Six Nations wouldn’t be the Six Nations without a Dutch oven. It is essential kit. There’s always a scrum around a BBQ. No banger

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LUSH-POOP

BATHE BRITISH

Long after Twelfth Night and well into March , even April , don’t be surprised to find Christmas puddings, Santa heads, reindeers, mistletoe and the

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Le-Creuset

LE CREUSET

Grief takes a long time to end. I get just tearful just thinking of lasagne and well up uncontrollably when someone mentions chicken marengo or

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Littlles

CHICORY COFFEE

I never liked coffee very much. But I was converted Little’s by Little’s. This is the age of question-askers. Markets are full of independent producers

Read Article »

ENGLISH WINE WEEK 22

There are now over 800 commercial vineyards in the UK. Over a quarter are open to the public. But they are not all in the

Read Article »
Cognac

COGNAC TO DANCE TO

Cognac is shedding its old fogey image.  Rémy Martin has created a limited edition bottle that celebrates its VSOP with a mixtape music culture of

Read Article »
Tarquins-Pink-Gin

TONIC BOOM

On World Gin Day (June 11) or any other day of the year, if asked to draw up a list of the world’s great humanitarians

Read Article »
Wyfold

SUPERMARKET WINES

  : https://we.tl/t-wL6nGKfGOA M&S has always been a little highbrow. Especially around its wine section. Tesco’s too can be a little prissy and precious in that

Read Article »
louis-pommery

A NATIONAL BUNTING SHORTAGE

How about something really naughty to celebrate the eagerly-awaited Platinum Jubilee? Why not treat yourself to some corgi? A sliver , nibble, finger, paw or

Read Article »
affiche-archange-1830

APERITIVO DAY

It was the first World Aperitivo Day last Thursday.  So what should we be drinking ? A Dirty Martini, Select, Noilly Prat, Dolin Vermouth, Campari,

Read Article »
Flavourists

OBSERVING NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK

CO2 footprint reducing carbon-calculated breakfasts, puffin-friendly brunches, more taste. less waste lunches, ethically-sound fakeaways and eco-amenable dinners which reduce the risk of heart disease and

Read Article »
DracSong-of-Jamaica

THE STEM

A very low maintenance, long-legged Australian chesnut is looking for a nice home. An XL native of the Canaries is also seeking an attentive companion

Read Article »
Geranium-Dilys

NATIONAL GERANIUM DAY

Until recently, the second Tuesday in May meant nothing to Walsall’s Gary Carroll who is one of the country’s foremost hardy geranium growers and specialists.

Read Article »
bottle-1

BEST TODDY

Want to reduce your energy bills and keep warm and healthy? Then just follow these steps : 1.Make yourself a hot toddy. 2.Or two. Everyone

Read Article »
nice-PArsons

LATHYRUSOMANIA

I am a lathyrusomaniac. Lathyrusomania is a common minor horticultural disorder affecting a great many gardeners. It can be defined as an excessive love of

Read Article »
SeaBra3

SEAWEED UNDERWEAR

My wife’s breasts like to do their bit for the world. They are as eco-friendly as she can possibly make them. Sustainability is core for

Read Article »
RedGum1

AUSSIE WHISKY

Eucalyptus red gum whisky and pine soda anyone? Archie is the Glenmorangie of Down Under. Archie Rose’s Red Gum Smoked Single Malt Whisky claims to

Read Article »
Bring-Me-Sunshine_21_0723_008

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

My skin prickles. My fingers begin to tingle and twitch. And I can feel the hairs on the back of my favourite soft touch, grain

Read Article »
PP

NOBLE ISLE

I have been married for thirty years and the saddest sight in the world for me is my wife’s face. There is something heart-breakingly tragic

Read Article »
Lindleywood_Bus_Bird_Box_27_large

BIJOU BIRDBOXES

Our birdboxes are getting a bit poky. We are having trouble finding tenants. Desirable residences seem to be elsewhere. We are thinking of upgrading.  To

Read Article »
Shortcross-W

ULSTER WHISKY

Wise man that he was, the writer J.B. Priestley knew that “Man, the creature who knows he must die, who has dreams larger than his

Read Article »
sweater_kids

 ARAN

Perhaps I stamped when I should have stomped. Perhaps my bodily fluidity could have been better and my feet more obedient. It was more of

Read Article »
Dreame-Bot-Z10-Pro-Living-Room-

PAM

It is very stressful being Woke. You have to watch yourself. There are so many UnPC pitfalls to fall into. You must be wary of

Read Article »
Twick7

RUGBY BRAWN AND BOOZE

The Six Nations wouldn’t be the Six Nations without a Dutch oven. It is essential kit. There’s always a scrum around a BBQ. No banger

Read Article »
LUSH-POOP

BATHE BRITISH

Long after Twelfth Night and well into March , even April , don’t be surprised to find Christmas puddings, Santa heads, reindeers, mistletoe and the

Read Article »
Le-Creuset

LE CREUSET

Grief takes a long time to end. I get just tearful just thinking of lasagne and well up uncontrollably when someone mentions chicken marengo or

Read Article »
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